Fifth Air Force Color Slides [Leon D. Brown]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0029
Creators:
Brown, Leon D. "Bink"
Dates:
1944-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.55 Cubic Feet
(1 folder, 1 VHS tape)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 79 color slides taken during Leon Brown's time in the Pacific Theater in World War II. In addition to the slides there are also four color prints and a videotape. The videotape is a home recording of the slides being projected, with Brown narrating in the background. After the slide portion of videotape is a recording of a lunch discussion among Brown, his wife, World War II test engineer Lindy Levine and an unidentified individual. The slide images consist of photographs of and taken by Brown and include various subjects including the B-32 Dominator and B-24 Liberator, and captured Japanese aircraft such as the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden. Also included are images of the 90th Bomb Group the "Jolly Rogers," and the 43rd Bomb Group B-24 Liberators "The Dragon and His Tail" and "It Ain't So Funny." Photographs were taken in Australia, Ie Shima during the Japanese surrender, New Guinea, and Subic Bay and Clark Field in the Philippines.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Leon D. "Bink" Brown spent 35 years as an aeronautical engineer working on various projects, including the Consolidated B-24 Liberator and the Atlas missiIe project with General Dynamics. He spent the last 18 months of World War II as a Technical Representative for Consolidated on the B-24, training pilots throughout the Pacific Theater on mockup systems. During those 18 months he spent time in the Philippines and Australia and was in Okinawa during the Japanese surrender.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Leon Brown, Gift, 2002

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Fifth Air Force Color Slides [Leon D. Brown], Accession 2002-0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consolidated B-24 Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Consolidated B-32 Terminator, Dominator Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden "Jack" Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clark Field (Philippines) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Subic Bay (Philippines) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ie Shima (Japan) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Levine, Lindy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group, 90th Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group, 43rd Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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